The Great Escape

Grounded in a near-century-old legacy, this is a whole new escape from the commonplace. (Re)built by the Idaho Aviation Foundation to be a beautiful, nonprofit public resource in the great outdoors, Big Creek Lodge opens up an off-the-grid backcountry experience unlike anything else out there. Make your getaway.

2022 Season

CLOSING DATE OCTOBER 7TH, 2022
BREAKFAST SERVED THAT MORNING

Thanks to our wonderful guests for a fantastic 2022 season!

2023 Season

OPENING DATE MAY 26TH, 2023

 

Wildest dreams.

An ideal wilderness hideaway—beautifully constructed with wood floors, large wrap-around windows, and eight bunk beds—the Kif Brown Yurt at Big Creek opens up a more independent approach to outdoor adventures here.


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Paradise, found.

Big Creek Lodge recently rose again in the breathtaking backcountry of Idaho after a devastating fire. Both old school and all new, it combines the charm of a classic mountain retreat with the appeal of modern amenities.


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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

– Edward Abbey
 
fishing at Big Creek Lodge

The Activities

This is where wanderlust takes off. Full of transporting possibilities, set out on a big adventure right outside your door. And take a walk (or ride) on the wild side.
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The Area

Big Creek lies on the lip of a vast 2.4 million acres of untamed land called the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. By and large, it's pretty epic out here.
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Big Creek National Forest Service sign
Big Creek Lodge food

The Menu

It's not only a feast for the eyes up here. It's actually quite a feast. Focused on healthy, filling cuisine to fit backcountry tastes, our menu changes often depending on what's in season and inspiring us.
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The History

The original Big Creek Hotel attracted generations to this outdoor wonderland. Until a fire burned this piece of Idaho history to the ground. Many thought this unforgettable destination was lost to the past. Until we gave it a new future.
Back in the day »
Big Creek Lodge 1936
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News & Happenings

Lost in Big Creek Keys and a phone...Did you lose it?Claim to own!Phone was found on the runwayKeys were found on the road to elk Summit ... See MoreSee Less
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Big Creek beauty beckons allLeaves are turning. Now it's fallSoon we leave. The season doneThanks for all the crazy FUN! ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcoming so many bikers, families, hikers, hunters, pilots and campers...Our last day is Octobet 6, so come visit in September !!! We look forward to seeing you. ... See MoreSee Less
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